The guesswork was over and the rumors were confirmed – Google really killed the Nexus line, introducing its new Google Pixel 3 and Pixel XL brainchildren, completely #madebygoogle. Well, HTC, it seems, also participated in the development, but not the essence. The phones are powered by the newest and most powerful Snapdragon 821 processors, equipped with 5-inch displays with 1080p and 5.5 inches with 1440p, 4GB of RAM, 12-megapixel cameras, and good sized batteries.
The phones come with Android 7.0 Nougat on board, have a Daydream VR platform for children, and provide a free huge amount of memory for storing photos and videos in the original resolution, as well as 4K video.
Google Pixel 2 coming soon in the market, with Android 8.1 Oreo, the second generation of Daydream VR platform, 4.9-inch display, Snapdragon 835, 12 MP camera and good battery.
According to rumors, at least two new smartphones are being developed for 2018 – Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. It is assumed that the successor to the first Pixel will be a 5-inch model, which is very similar to last year’s model, but has the flagship chip Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory, while the third generation of Pixel 3 XL is expected to have a 6-inch display with a 2:1 aspect ratio, thin frames and pressure-sensitive sides that you can squeeze to run some functions.
Waterproofness is still not a feature of all flagship smartphones, but it is an increasingly popular feature, even the iPhone 7 got a protection against water, so Pixel, which has nothing to oppose to water, was an unhelpful help to the main flagships of last year.
Hopefully, everything will change with Google Pixel 3, and we will get a phone that at least corresponds to the waterproofing of current smartphones – it’s about IP68 certification, but if the manufacturer goes further and makes the smartphone completely waterproof, we will be only happy.
Like waterproofing, this feature is not common to all flagships, but this is one of those updates that we would like to see and hear.
And while we all prefer to use headphones for listening to phone music, it’s not always practical, so a couple of muscular stereo speakers could make a difference. Let’s hope that Google Pixel 3 will get them.
It is possible that Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL will be the next smartphone Android One. Although Pixel devices, as a rule, are high-end smartphones, it seems that Android One smartphones can become a worthy option for Android fans.